SECAUCUS, NJ--To accommodate community-based physicians who may
not be able to attend national professional meetings, the newly
formed not-for-profit Solid Tumor Oncology Education Foundation,
Inc. will sponsor a series of free local seminars and audioconferences,
led by a faculty of expert physicians.
The programs will focus on breast, colorectal, gastrointestinal,
genitourinary, gynecologic, pancreatic, and lung cancers, and
include such subjects as adjuvant and palliative therapy, current
and new protocol regimens, screening and diagnosis, and quality-of-life
Beginning this month, the Foundation will offer a series of presentations
conducted at local, state, and regional oncology meetings by leading
oncolo-gists, as well as telephone audioconfer-ences, allowing
health-care professionals to participate from their home or office.
The chairman of the Foundation is Paul A. Bunn, Jr., MD, University
of Colorado Cancer Center. Board members are Laurence H. Baker,
DO, University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center; Gabriel
N. Hortobágyi, MD, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer
Center; John S. Macdonald, MD, Temple University Cancer Center;
Robert F. Ozols, MD, PhD, Fox Chase Cancer Center, and Elizabeth
J. Shpall, MD, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.
The formation of the Foundation was made possible by an unrestricted
educational grant from Lilly Oncology. Oncolo-gists can get more
information by calling 1-800-223-8978.